Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL4.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

CVE-2009-4537 kernel: r8169 issue reported at 26c3

CVE-2009-4538 kernel: e1000e frame fragment issue

CVE-2009-4536 kernel: e1000 issue reported at 26c3

This update fixes the following security issues :

- a flaw was found in each of the following Intel PRO/1000
Linux drivers in the Linux kernel: e1000 and e1000e. A
remote attacker using packets larger than the MTU could
bypass the existing fragment check, resulting in
partial, invalid frames being passed to the network
stack. These flaws could also possibly be used to
trigger a remote denial of service. (CVE-2009-4536,
CVE-2009-4538, Important)

- a flaw was found in the Realtek r8169 Ethernet driver in
the Linux kernel. Receiving overly-long frames with
network cards supported by this driver could possibly
result in a remote denial of service. (CVE-2009-4537,
Important)

The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?2fc58d1e

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60716 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4536
CVE-2009-4537
CVE-2009-4538